Setting up a Scholarship

Our scholarship program is impressive because of wonderful individuals like you.

Since our establishment in 1960, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has awarded more than $8.8 million to Theta collegians and alumnae pursuing their educational dreams. But while Theta Foundation awards more than 200 scholarships each year, more than half of the Thetas who apply are unable to receive one. Your contribution can help the Theta Foundation scholarship program grow to meet the educational needs of all of our sisters.

What dreams have you brought to life since becoming a Theta? What legacy will you leave behind?

About establishing a scholarship:

  • A named scholarship can be established by an individual donor, family, chapter, or group.
  • A named scholarship can be established with a gift of $25,000, payable over a five-year period.
  • You can choose to keep your scholarship open to all Theta applicants, or designate your scholarship for specific chapters, fields of study, and undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Scholarship assets are professionally invested and managed under the supervision of the Theta Foundation Board of Trustees.

For more information please contact Gaylena Merritt, Director of Programs, at or 1.800.KAO.1870, ext. 148.


Scholarship Application Help Session Webinar

Free Event

@ 12:00 pm

Theta Foundation is offering a final Application Help Session Webinar for candidates completing the 2017 Scholarship Application on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 12 p.m. (noon) EST.

No need to register in advance! Access the help sessions at For audio during the sessions, call 1-888-222-0475 and enter the attendee code 5901365. Contact Mary Kate Kronzer, Programs Coordinator, if you have any questions about the help sessions or the scholarship application process.

Find additional webinar information and webinar recordings here.